FT-Genpact CFO Executive Dinner Forum

FT CFO Executive Dinner Forum
November 27, 2012 - 6:30 pm | The Plaza, New York

How CFOs Can Unlock Value in Volatile Times:  Refocusing on the Performance Imperative

Over the past several years and likely longer, CFOs around the globe have been consumed with reducing costs, increasing productivity, managing cash flow, and staying on top of increasing regulations.  At the same time, company chief executives have needed to rely on CFOs as a more strategic partner.  As we continue to face an uncertain economic environment, how can CFOs rethink their strategy and decision-making processes in order to go beyond fiscal vigilance to achieve performance and hopefully, growth?

The FT CFO Executive Dinner Forum, in association with Genpact, featured an expert panel of speakers who discussed how CFOs can help transform the finance function from a cost-cutter into a performance driver through the examination of the following topics:

  • Data-Driven Insights:  Leveraging both data analytics and benchmarks can result in insights that will help CFOs make better decisions. How can CFOs know the right questions to ask and the right data, tools and people to use in order to use these insights to drive performance?

  • Variable Business Models:  Emerging technologies and new business models can enable CFOs to create more flexible, adaptive businesses.  How can CFOs seamlessly inject variability into their business models so that they can more easily address the continued volatility in the global market?

  • People and Skills:  There is a need to close the skill gap within finance functions to ensure that finance professionals are trained for the jobs of tomorrow and not confined within the jobs of yesterday.  How should CFOs champion re-skilling and training so that tomorrow’s finance leaders can provide more strategic value to improve overall company performance?

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Who attended?

This by-invite-only FT Executive Dinner was designed and researched for CEOs, CFOs, Finance Directors, Controllers, Finance EVPs, Treasurers and Finance VPs from industries including banking & finance, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, and business services.
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